Welcome to the Pennine Soaring Club Website

The Pennine Soaring Club may not be the largest Hang gliding and Paragliding club in the UK
but we're one of the most active.

We have great flying sites to cover most wind directions with some of the best XC potential in the UK...

... and welcome visiting pilots to fly The Pennines with open arms. (See our site guide).

Although we currently do not run a strict Members Only policy we would rather have you on our team.
Not only because of the benefits to you, but also because over the years we have negotiated agreements with farmers
and landowners and would like to keep them as happy with flying as we are.

Find out about Joining the Pennine Soaring Club

 

Covid-19 Update  

The Pennine Committee is pleased to announce that Pennine club sites will be open from tomorrow morning (Friday 15th May 2020).  This is due to the recent BHPA announcement. We however urge members to read the BHPA advise for phase 1 (see link below), and be mindful of all social distancing requirements.  Also some sites may have further restrictions on use so look out for any club notices (use styles rather than farmers gates for example and use hand sanitiser).

Many of us will be rusty, so please be extra cautious and only fly if the conditions are suitable.

Note that Edenfield remains closed due to lambing.

Fly safe,

Simon Scott

PSC Chairman

​Sites Open, but tread carefully please​

 

Edenfield closed for Lambing until May 25th

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The Pennine Soaring Club caters for Hang Gliding (HG), Paragliding (PG) and Powered HG / PG pilots w…

Sites

We will try and give you as much information as possible about the Pennines flying sites to make you…

Competitions

The Pennine Soaring Club runs a number of friendly competitions, (organised by the Competition Secre…

Safety

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Free flying is an enjoyable activity which requires fitness, knowledge, skill, judgement, a…

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Here are some useful links for getting weather forecasts:

Sites Open, but tread carefully please

Thursday, May 14, 2020

We’re at the point where we have been released from the grip of gravity again. There is still some way to go, but it has been very gratifying to see the almost perfect adherence to the guidelines

Covid-19 May Update

Monday, May 11, 2020

The PM has spoken but, as always, the devil is in the detail. While we wait for some flesh to be wrapped around the bones of Boris’s statement, below is the BHPA’s road map for a possible return to

No flying, New wing

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Hello fellow sky friends,It's been a very difficult time the last few week's, and I'm sure everyone's thoughts are with the families who have lost loved ones. Everything seems to have stopped at the

Accidents and Incidents

Monday, May 18, 2020

AccidentsAccidents on Hang Gliding and Paragliding sites are an unfortunate part of the sport. Summarised below is some guidance in case you should encounter one.Your first priority at the scene of an

Sites Open, but tread carefully please

Thursday, May 14, 2020

We’re at the point where we have been released from the grip of gravity again. There is still some way to go, but it has been very gratifying to see the almost perfect adherence to the guidelines

Covid–19 An update from V.I.P.E.R.

Sunday, April 05, 2020

Week 3As we’re about to start the 3rd week of what is still a soft lockdown, here’s a brief update from the point of view of the PSC. Again, a massive vote of thanks to all of you for keeping

Sites Open, but tread carefully please

Thursday, May 14, 2020

We’re at the point where we have been released from the grip of gravity again. There is still some way to go, but it has been very gratifying to see the almost perfect adherence to the guidelines

Parlick East–Bottom Landing Exclusion Zone

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Hi All,A couple of weeks ago one of our members was challenged by the Wolfen Hall Gamekeeper for landing in the fields below Saddle End Farm.  It seems that the the owner of Wolfen Hall purchased

Winter Hill–Gate to be Locked

Friday, June 14, 2019

I have just been contacted by the secretary of the Rivington Soaring Association (modellers) stating that some of their members were stopped recently by Arqiva TV Mast security staff as they went up

The Paramotor Code

Friday, June 14, 2019

Over the last few months, the BHPA has been working with the CAA to try to educate those who fly Paramotors with no training. Together they have worked up the Paramotor Code.

5 Tips for Beginners

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Jack Pimblett shares some of the tips which have helped him progress as a pilot.

Pilot Revision–Airlaw

Thursday, November 22, 2018

On the 19th Novemer, Richard Butterworth gave a review of the airlaw part of the pilot exam, along with additional hints and tips and some exercises to help in everyday flying which are not on the

Northern XC League

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

There is now a Northern XC league competition designed to allow northern clubs to compete without the issues of getting to some of the more distant long distance take offs.The six clubs involved

BP Cup 2019

Friday, February 01, 2019

Entries for the 2019 rounds are now open and we have a round in the Pennines and one in the Yorkshire Dales. As requested by our pilots last year, entry is now restricted to EN A, B and C gliders

Grid Challenge Completed again!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Since the Northern Challenge Trophy started, people have stopped telling me when they've done Grid Challenges. So I missed this until now: Geoff Crossley came to Parlick on May 18th, rattled round the

Planning Declares–the Repeat

Thursday, January 09, 2020

(or how to get to Whitby mid week without bumping into one of those noisy RAF thingies)Monday 13th January 2020, 7:30 PM, Sea View, Chorley.Come and listen to master planner and declared flight guru

PSC Christmas Do 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Venue: Bistrot Pierre – Preston (back by popular demand)Date: Sat 21st December 2019Time: 5pm – 7pm + Drinks afterwardsCost: £27.50 per head – (£10 deposit per person required)Max attendees: 30 (first

PSC Christmas Do 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Venue: Bistrot Pierre – Preston (back by popular demand)Date: Sat 21st December 2019Time: 5pm – 7pm + Drinks afterwardsCost: £27.50 per head – (£10 deposit per person required)Max attendees: 30 (first